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Fireworks set to launch at park

The New Sensation Band will warm up the crowd for Lone Tree’s rescheduled fireworks display starting at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 1 in Sweetwater Park.

Food trucks will be available, including OG Burger, East Coast Joe’s and Peachwave Yogurt Truck.

The display was canceled on the Fourth of July due to dry conditions.

Sweetwater Park is at 8300 Sweetwater Road, behind the Lone Tree Civic Center. It also can be accessed at Maximus Drive and Yosemite Street.

Fair to honor grandparents

The Grandparents Day Fair 2013 is planned from noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 8 at the Lone Tree Recreation Center and adjoining Prairie Sky Park. Activities will include live bluegrass music, carnival-style games, hula hoop contests, face painting, an inflatable bounce castle, kissing booth, storyteller, lawn games and Zumba demonstrations.

Admission is $1 for families, and includes five carnival tickets for each family member. Additional tickets can be purchased for activities, food and drinks.

Sponsored by South Suburban Parks and Recreation, the afternoon coincides with National Grandparents Day.

For more information, call Kim Amidei at 303-708-3516.

Firm raises $420,000 for kids

Lone Tree’s TW Telecom raised $420,000 for SungateKids during its recent 2013 Charity Invitational golf tournament. SungateKids is a Denver area-based nonprofit children’s advocacy center for victims of child abuse and their families.

Seventy-six companies and 176 golfers participated in the Aug. 19 event at the Country Club at Castle Pines.

Over the years, TW Telecom and its partners have raised $3.5 million for SungateKids through the tournament and other events.

SungateKids is a national leader in providing forensic interviews to child victims of crime, which are instrumental in prosecuting perpetrators.

SungateKids is accredited by the National Children’s Alliance and provides support services to victims and their families.

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